Scottish Legal Aid Review

An invitation to take part in a discussion about Scottish Legal Aid
Are you a disabled person or a person with a long-term condition?  Have you used, or tried to use Legal Aid to take a legal case?  What was your experience?

Then we’d like to invite you to take part in an informal discussion with the people who are reviewing legal aid in Scotland.  The Review Group wants to look at how legal aid can help address inequalities, promote social justice and improve people’s lives.   The report of the Review will include recommendations for changes and will be presented to Government for them to address.

The Review Group wants to hear from disabled people, people with long-term conditions (and their carers if applicable) about their experiences of legal aid and use this to help them make their recommendations to the Government. Your issue might have been about how easy it was to find out about legal aid, the amount of aid you could get, what you could use it for, things that you needed but which were not covered by legal aid.  They might be about how accessible the legal aid system was to use.  You might also have ideas about how to make it better for disabled people.

Details of the event
•    When - 21st June 2017
•    When - 12.30 to 14.30 (2 hours)
•    Lunch – come at 12.00 for a light lunch
•    Where - Edinburgh (an accessible venue with blue badge parking)
•    Access and inclusion – please rsvp with details of any requirements for access and inclusion, including support for communication, travel and for Personal Assistance. Please also advise of any dietary requirements.  ILiS will endeavour to meet all requests.

Would you like to come? 

This is a small event for up to 12 people, so places will be allocated as responses are received.  

Please tell us about any access or dietary requirements you have and also if you need help with travel and travel costs. 

Please contact us by the 9th June.

Write: ILiS Project, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, G1 1UZ
Telephone: 0141 559 5013 (message service available). Please note that I work part-time but voice messages will be picked up on my return.

We look forward to hearing from you.  We will contact you the same way you contacted us to let you know if we have a space for you.